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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
970-247-2733
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old... more » Owner description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old West used over a hundred years ago. The route winds in and out of canyons and past open wilderness affording great views. The price of a ticket also includes admission to the D&SNGRR Museum and the Silverton Freight Yard Museum. « less
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Cortez, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We went on the ride with the Southern Ute tribe, it was fabulous. It is only once a year in June. Tribe members came and talked to each car, then we stopped at a park along the river and they danced. It was a great day. If going on a regular ride, I would suggest taking a car to Silverton... More

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Cortez, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The scenery is awesome no matter what season you visit.

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Cedar, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I was told by the office staff for the train, that they have 23 pages of names of people who have left things on the train. They are never turned in by the cleaning crew. You'd think the train company would do something about that. My advice is to BE CAREFUL. Check the floor and around your seat before leaving... More

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Argyle, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had a reservation for the train & snowmobile package. When my daughter had a terrible ski accident and we could not provide the 48 hours notice for cancellation of our trip (because there was no way to do the snowmobile in her injured state) , the reservations manager was so combative and rude that it really detracted from our... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

My advice...take the train up to Silverton, (the upscale caboose if you can afford it) and come back via the motor coach. No need to ride the train in both directions..saves you time for another activity for the day. Well worth the trip.

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singapore
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223 reviews 223 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

The museum is free and a lot of fun. I didn't have time in my schedule to include the train ride. Instead, I drove up to Silverton. Even if you don't go on the train ride, do visit the museum. It's worth it.

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Durango, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

My favorite car is the Parlor Car - Usually it is the last car on the train - has a viewing platform on the back of the car - tables and chairs - attended car. Everyone must be 21 years or older. The best car on the train....

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Newmarket, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

We took the ride to cascade today, and selected the cinco car. It was fantastic for a couple, there were only 16 in the car, we were the last car with a private balcony off the rear. The car was spacious and inviting. Heather was the car attendant and did a fantastic job catering to our every need. There was... More

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Durango
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Amazing, relaxing, scenic. Take the bus up to Silverton and the train back - otherwise can be too long unless you want to take a nap

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

"To ride a train" was on my bucket list and I was very excited to go. And I was not disappointed. Everyone from the conductor to the concession worker were all so friendly and informative, always willing to stop what they were doing to explain anything you asked about. Luckily we had perfect weather, it was clear but cold, and... More

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